Chapters Of The Bible Essay

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13Moses reminds the people how big a deal their liberation from Egypt was, and proclaims that the Feast of Unleavened Bread will occur every year to commemorate the event. Circumcision is established as a way to mark God's covenant on males. God steers the Israelites away from the land he promised them. He does this because the Philistines, a coastal nation, are in the way of Canaan, the land God promised the Israelites. God is worried that if the Israelites get into a war with the Philistines, they will forget that he, God, just saved them. So they are lead in a different direction. God leads the people "in a pillar of cloud by day," and "a pillar of fire by night". Moses takes the bones of Joseph with him because Joseph had wanted to be moved with his people.14God tells Moses to take the Israelites in a different direction so Pharaoh will think they're aimlessly wandering around. God will also harden Pharaoh's heart so that he regrets letting the Israelites go. Pharaoh's heart is hardened and he decides to go after the Israelites. The Israelites see the Egyptians advancing, and start panicking. When Moses cries out to God, God tells him to stretch out his hand and divide the sea. God's angel keeps the Egyptian army at bay while the sea opens up to create a passageway. The Israelites pass through the sea on dry land. The Egyptians follow the Israelites, but God closes the sea on them once the Israelites are through and the Egyptians all drown.15Moses and the Israelites sing a song to God after their triumph. The song that the Israelites sing talks about the character of God and also celebrates the destruction of the Canaanites. Miriam, Moses' sister, sings her own, slightly shorter, song and leads the women in dance and praise. When they're traveling in the deserts of Marah, the Israelites can't find fresh water. They complain to Moses, who asks God for help. Moses is told what to do and throws a piece of wood into the salty water, which becomes sweet. God makes a rule that if the Israelites do right by God's rules, they won't be punished with the diseases the Egyptians got.13Moisés lembrou ao povo que importante a sua liberdade do Egito era , e proclama que a Festa dos Pães Ázimos ocorrerá todos os anos para comemorar o evento. A circuncisão é estabelecido como uma forma de marcar a...

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